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1. Where the Bird Rests Where the Bird Rests August/27/1967 Photo and caption about the Lincoln Cemetery (at 8604 East Truman Road in Kansas City, Missouri) grave of Charlie Parker (1920-1955), a prominent black jazz musician nicknamed Bird in his start in 1930s...

2. The Song Is You The Song Is You June 28, 1905 Chapter of biography describing the musical innovations and importance of Charlie Parker. Includes several note-by-note analyses of Parker's playing, comparing it to that of other jazz musicians and highlighting...

3. The Kansas City Style of Jazz The Kansas City Style of Jazz 2005 The authors in this book have traced the history and personalities involved in the immergence of the unique style of jazz that originated in the heartland and in particular in Kansas City during the 1920s-1940s....

4. The Jumpin' Blues The Jumpin' Blues June 28, 1905 Chapter of biography detailing the beginning of Charlie Parker's playing with professional touring bands, including that of Jay McShann. The author follows Parker's departure from Kansas City in the late...

5. SC66-2 Edith Lowe Peters Scrapbooks Finding Aid SC66-2 Edith Lowe Peters Scrapbooks Finding Aid 1900-1970 Edith Lowe Peters appears to have been a long-time Kansas City resident, born in 1882 in Rock Port, Mo. Her father, Frank Lowe, was a local Kansas City figure known in law, church, and political circles....

6. SC164 KCPL Reference Hard to Find Collection SC164 KCPL Reference Hard to Find Collection 1980 – 2005, bulk 1990s The materials within the KCPL Reference Hard to Find (HTF) Collection were compiled by Kansas City Public Library reference librarians and staff members to provide an easy to access source of information...

7. Robert Graham, a Sculptor of Icons, Dies Robert Graham, a Sculptor of Icons, Dies December 29, 2008 Article about the death of sculptor Robert Graham, at age 70, in Santa Monica Califoarnia. Graham was the creator of the 18-foot monument to Charlie Parker at 17th and Vine, near the American Jazz Museum....

8. Robert Graham's Charlie "Bird" Parker Memorial Robert Graham's Charlie "Bird" Parker Memorial April 2007 Article describes history and methodology of Charlie "Bird" Parker Memorial commissioned by Tony and Marti Oppenheimer and sculpted by Robert Graham.

9. Reflections of Bird Reflections of Bird August//1995 Photos and biographical article about Charlie Parker (1920-1955), an internationally prominent jazz saxophonist starting out in 1930s Kansas City and born in Kansas City, Kansas.

10. Play: Not Without Laughter Play: Not Without Laughter 2006 Chapter focuses on the music or club scene in Kansas City in the 1920s and 1930s. "Kansas City provided a setting for the grooming and maturation of some of the country's most important jazz voices". A...

11. Parker's Mood Parker's Mood June 28, 1905 Chapter of biography describing the life of Charlie Parker in the period after his release from the Camarillo State Hospital (California) at the end of January 1947, to Autumn of 1948. The author writes...

12. Now's the Time Now's the Time June 28, 1905 Chapter of biography chronicling the period of Charlie Parker's career from late 1943 to mid-1946, when he was committed to the California state mental hospital at Camarillo. Includes details of Parker's...

13. Lincoln Cemetery Lincoln Cemetery 2007-04-04 View of grave of jazz musician Charlie Parker and Addie Parker as found in Lincoln Cemetery. This African American cemetery is located at 8604 East Truman Road in Kansas City, Missouri.

14. Last of the Blue Devils Last of the Blue Devils 1979 Presents the story of Kansas City music in the twenties and thirties, when this midwestern city acquired an intense concentration of nightlife. Includes performances by, and interviews with, Count Basie...

15. Kansas City Jazz: A History Kansas City Jazz: A History Spring//1987 Article about the history of jazz, including Kansas City's contribution to the "only true American art form."

16. Kansas City. ..and All That's Jazz Kansas City. ..and All That's Jazz 1999 Interview of McShann revealing "how one learned the music [of jazz and blues]. ..what the jazz scene was like in and around Kansas City during the late 1930s and early 1940s. ..and how Kansas City jazz...

17. Jazz: New Perspectives on the History of Jazz by Twelve of the World's Foremost Jazz Critics and Scholars Jazz: New Perspectives on the History of Jazz by Twelve of the World's Foremost Jazz Critics and Scholars 1959 Chapter of the book about Charlie Parker (1920-1955), a jazz musician and co-creator of the bebop style, born in Kansas City, Kansas, and growing up and starting out in Kansas City, Missouri, in the 1930s...

18. Jazz: Hot and Cool Jazz: Hot and Cool Summer//1976 Description of the jazz scene in Kansas City between 1918 and 1976.

19. Jay McShann: "It's Still a Gas Playing in Kansas City" Jay McShann: "It's Still a Gas Playing in Kansas City" February/March, 1997 Interview with Kansas City jazz legend Jay McShann. McShann discusses his personal jazz history, as well as his relationship with Charlie Parker.

20. I Remember You I Remember You June 28, 1905 Chapter of biography describing Charlie Parker's life from early 1952 to the time of his death in March, 1955. Includes details of gigs on the West Coast and elsewhere during these years, as well as the...